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    Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective

    Pilot and author Dick Williams has released Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective, chronicling his 40 years and 18,000 hours flying the Idaho backcountry as a collection of fun and interesting tales.

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mmartin1872 2 minutes ago View the latest post Cessna 180 Remove Tail
I'm interested in removing the stabilizer on a 1958 C180 I bought this summer, both to inspect the jackscrew mechanisms and to replace the vor cable. The service manual is kind of...
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GroundLooper 3 minutes ago View the latest post The summer, she has not been kind to the Cascade snowpack
I understand Mt Hood closed their ski area about a month earlier than normal.
25 years ago one of my profs predicted that Canada would become a fresh water superpower. I expect that...
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Zzz 9 minutes ago View the latest post It boggles the mind...
...how you can take someone flying for their first time ever in a small airplane, and they aren't inspired enough to pursue their certificate.
I have taken a fair number of people...
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ExperimentalAviator 17 minutes ago View the latest post Garmin VIRB XE - Tire cleaning
And I've always wondered about that tire cleaning thing. Is it bigger the tire the better?
I've only done it on my 31s but heard of it being done on smaller tires.
I'v seen in a AV-mag...
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clippwagon Today, 16:02pm View the latest post 172/220HP Franklin as a Back-country bird?
I've been to Idaho with a guy that has a 220 175 and it's a great performer. I would think there are a lot of similarities between the 172 and the 175.
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mjwings Today, 16:01pm View the latest post Notes from the Cockpit: A Mountain Pilot's Perspective
Ordered the book! Looking forward to reading it!
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A1Skinner Today, 14:51pm View the latest post Alaska by 182A
Where in Saskatchewan are you leaving from? I'm not in Alaska, but you are welcome to spend a night at my place near grande prairie if that is on your route.

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A Thousand Words

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Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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